Re­gatta

Azuma

Trail (UK) - - Best For Budget -

£100 Men's S-XXXL Women's 8-20 Weight 548g (size M) Outer ny­lon In­su­la­tion Atom­light polyester

IT'S GOOD

The price tag is very good but it's even bet­ter when you take a closer look at the fea­tures. Firstly, this is very warm, thanks to a good amount of syn­thetic in­su­la­tion, so it could be used for win­ter. You also get a hem draw­cord, cuff Vel­cro tab ad­just­ment and the hood has ad­justable face draw­cords, some­thing few other jack­ets can boast. There is an in­ter­nal draft baf­fle be­hind the front zip, a fea­ture not pro­vided in other low-priced jack­ets. Get it on and the hood fits and moves well with your head. The weight is pretty good too. All that for £100 is ex­cel­lent and this would be ideal for most hill­walk­ers and campers.

HOW­EVER

The cuffs and hem ride up a lit­tle when rais­ing your arms which is a nig­gle. It is slightly heav­ier than some jack­ets and a bit more bulky when squashed down, so not the best for car­ry­ing in a ruck­sack all the way to the sum­mit. The pock­ets are low, so ac­cess is re­stricted if wear­ing a ruck­sack belt, but they are OS map sized. There it h of sft­flece at the top of the zip to protect the chin, but some jack­ets have more ex­ten­sive soft lin­ing.

VER­DICT

Hard to fault as price and per­for­mance are ex­cel­lent for win­ter walk­ing and camp­ing – though pay­ing more will give you bet­ter fea­tures.

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